International Education Week 2019 at Nebraska November 18-22, 2019

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education, International Education Week (IEW) showcases the efforts of programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. The annual event also highlights international diversity an promotes the opportunity to experience new cultures.

“The richness of our international community and our world-class education make UNL a great place to prepare students to become global citizens.” - Josh Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs

International Education Week highlights Nebraska's global community

"We had a great time kicking off the #IEW2019 celebrations at @UNLincoln with the Global Tea Party!"

- @GlobalNebraska on Twitter

The kick-off event for IEW2019 was hosted in the Kawasaki Reading Room with support from the International Student & Scholar Office and Student Involvement.

UNL is home to students and scholars from 115+ countries around the world.
"Rich is an understatement... students, faculty and staff from 136 countries around the world... all learning with and for each other."

- @RonnieDGreen (Chancellor) on Twitter

UNL hosts Global Huskers Festival at Memorial Stadium

"Photo of the Week: Niyukta Kanjariya, a sophomore psychology major, performs a traditional Indian dance during the Global Huskers Festival on Nov. 20."

- @UNLincoln on Twitter

The first ever Global Huskers Festival saw 500+ Huskers celebrate their international heritage with food, cultural booths, live performances and an international fashion show.

Nebraska students have the chance to study, intern, research and volunteer across the world. Last year, faculty-led programs were hosted in 43 countries.
"More than 3,000 students from 135 nations. We celebrate each of our international Huskers from around the world and the individual cultures and values they contribute to the Nebraska experience."

- @UNLStudentLife on Instagram

"@UNL_CEHS is hosting free Global Hot Drinks as part of the International Education Week!"

- @UNL_CYAF on Twitter

The College of Education and Human Sciences hosted a full week of events, from a workshop translating study abroad to a resume to Global Hot Drinks with 6 different international cultural drinks from around the world.

"About half of our teams have an international student athlete. So, it's really important for them." - DaWon Baker, Nebraska Athletics
In Nebraska alone, international students contribute $177.6 million and support 1,738 jobs.

- NAFSA's International Student Economic Value Tool

First Global Cafe and Connection unites students over ethnic cuisine

"A big shoutout to these students who are sharing with us about their internship experiences abroad last summer."

- @AmyKayLester on Twitter

During IEW, students had a chance to learn from #HuskersAbroad alumni who interned and studied abroad. The Education Abroad Office hosted an Intern Abroad Panel and the Edythe Wiebers Scholarship Reception, while the College of Business also hosted a panel for their student internships abroad.

“I think having this week gives a chance, especially to international students, to show their own culture and show their own backgrounds that maybe aren’t always highlighted in a classroom setting." - Nakell Baker, International Student Success Navigator
"We're excited to be part of International Education Week, too! Stop by our office in Ag Hall 202 for international drinks, snacks, games & resources."

- @IANRGlobal on Twitter

During the IANR Global Engagement Open House, many students, faculty and staff had the chance to learn more about international opportunities in agriculture and natural resources.

"Thank you to the local restaurant owners and students who connected at our first Global Cafe and Connections, sharing food and stories of entrepreneurship during International Education Week."

- @NebraskaBiz on Twitter

"@UNLincoln is deeply engaged across the world. @UNL_IANR 's Patricio Grassini recently visited the province of Jambi in Indonesia for his work on the Global Yield Gap Atlas.

The #UNL team was invited to a village wedding, where the below flower sign was displayed."

- @GlobalNebraska on Twitter

Coffee Talks bring together domestic, international students

"Great discussion on building international student success in the classroom @NebraskaBiz"

- @ProfLMiller on Twitter

In addition to cultural programming for students, Nebraska's IEW celebrations also included professional development opportunities for staff, including a Chinese Name Pronunciation Workshop and brown bag lunch on supporting international student success in the classroom.

"I'm so thrilled to be part of this great program and appreciate the support we receive from our many colleagues. Coffee Talks bring together domestic, international students." - Veronica Riepe, Director of Student Involvement

Freshman embraces international experience as asset to Husker basketball

"What an awesome way to celebrate the cultures of the international students who come to @UNLincoln from around the world! Let's remind them this week and every week that they are welcome and valued here."

- @JoshDavisUNL (Senior International Officer) on Twitter

Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate IEW2019 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

We were so pleased with the celebration of international diversity and global exchange, and extend a heartfelt thanks to all our community and campus partners. You can also check out a recap of our Twitter moments on @GlobalNebraska. Stay in touch with us on social media!

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For inquiries, please contact the Office of Global Strategies at globalstrategies@unl.edu.

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Office of Global Strategies


Courtesy photos from University Communications, the College of Business, IANR Global Engagement, International Student and Scholar Office, and College of Education and Human Sciences. Copyright 2019 by the Office of Global Strategies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.